The Untold Story Of Alex Morgan

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This article will tell you about the career highlights of Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is an American soccer player who is widely regarded as one of the best female soccer players of her generation. She was born on July 2, 1989, in San Dimas, California, and grew up playing soccer from a very young age.

She is one of the most accomplished and celebrated female soccer players in the world. Her skill, leadership, and commitment to gender equality have made her a role model for young athletes around the world.

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Moreover, her impact on the sport of soccer will be felt for many years to come.

Early Career

Morgan played her college soccer at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a standout player for the Golden Bears. She was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year in each of her four seasons at Cal and was a three-time All-American. She finished her college career with 45 goals and 107 points, which are both among the top 10 in Cal’s history.

After graduating from college, Morgan was selected by the Western New York Flash in the first round of the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) draft.

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She made an immediate impact in her rookie season, scoring four goals and adding four assists in 13 games to help lead the Flash to the WPS championship.

However, the WPS folded after the 2011 season, and Morgan and many of her teammates were left without a professional team to play for. She eventually signed with the Seattle Sounders Women of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for the 2012 season.

In the summer of 2012, Morgan was also a key member of the United States women’s national team that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

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She scored the winning goal in the 123rd minute of the team’s semifinal match against Canada, which is considered one of the most memorable moments in U.S. soccer history.

Later that year, Morgan signed with the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which had just been founded as the new top-level women’s professional soccer league in the United States.

She helped lead the Thorns to the league championship in their inaugural season, scoring eight goals and adding five assists in 18 games.

Mid Career

Morgan continued to be a key player for both the Thorns and the U.S. women’s national team over the next few years. She helped the U.S. win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring six goals in the tournament and being named to the All-Star Team.

She also won the Silver Boot as the second-highest scorer in the tournament and the Bronze Ball as the third-best player.

In 2016, Morgan signed with Olympique Lyonnais, one of the top women’s soccer teams in Europe. She played for Lyon for one season, helping them win the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the French league championship.

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Morgan returned to the NWSL in 2017, signing with the Orlando Pride. She has been with the Pride ever since, although she has also spent time on loan with other teams, including Lyon and Tottenham Hotspur.

Throughout her career, Morgan has been known for her speed, skill, and ability to score goals in crucial moments. She has scored over 100 goals for both club and country and has won numerous individual awards, including the CONCACAF Player of the Year award in 2013, 2016, and 2017.

Personal Life

Alex Morgan is married to Servando Carrasco, who is also a professional soccer player. The couple met while playing soccer at the University of California, Berkeley and got married in 2014.

They have one daughter, Charlie, who was born in 2019. Morgan has been open about her struggles with postpartum depression and the challenges of balancing motherhood with her soccer career.

She is also an advocate for various social and political causes, including gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice. In her free time, Morgan enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

She has also been a vocal advocate for gender equality in sports and has been involved in numerous initiatives aimed at promoting women’s sports and empowering young girls.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.